• Fri. May 24th, 2024

Aliko Dangote Foundation, WEF Unveil 2024 Class of Dangote Fellows

The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF), in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGL), has introduced the distinguished 2024 class of the World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders (YGL) Dangote Fellows.

In a joint statement released by ADF and WEF, the announcement heralded a group of exceptional individuals set to make significant contributions to global development, innovation, and leadership. The selection process for this year’s class focused on identifying visionary leaders under the age of 40 across various fields.

Among the selected young leaders are notable figures such as Alloysius Attah, Co-Founder & CEO of Farmerline from Ghana, Angela Oduor Lungati, Executive Director of Ushahidi Inc. from Kenya, and Judy Sikuza, CEO of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation from South Africa. Other members of the esteemed cohort include professionals from Ethiopia, Nigeria, Mauritius, and additional representatives from South Africa.

The fellowship, a collaboration between Aliko Dangote Foundation and the World Economic Forum, aims to engage and support outstanding individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential. The newly inducted Fellows will convene for a transformative three-day retreat in Geneva, Switzerland, organised by the World Economic Forum Foundation. This gathering seeks to provide an unparalleled opportunity for the new class of Young Global Leaders to connect with their peers, deepen their understanding of the YGL community, and align themselves with its core values.

Fatima Aliko Dangote, a Board Trustee member of Aliko Dangote Foundation, expressed excitement about the Class of 2024 Aliko Dangote Fellows, highlighting their diverse backgrounds, bold ideas, and unwavering commitment to driving positive change. She emphasized the belief that these remarkable individuals will leverage their talents and expertise to address pressing global challenges.

Young Global Leaders, selected from various sectors worldwide, engage in initiatives addressing specific challenges of public interest with the aim of shaping a better future. Past YGLs include notable figures from Africa such as Uche Pedro, Tokini Peterside, Oluseun Onigbinde, and Adebola Williams, among others.

The partnership between the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the Aliko Dangote Foundation has been instrumental in nurturing Africa’s next generation of leaders since its inception in 2011. Over the past decade, the Foundation’s support has empowered over 115 YGL Dangote Fellows, enabling them to accelerate their impact and catalyse lasting change across the continent and beyond.

The Aliko Dangote Foundation Fellows join a prestigious network of over 1,400 Young Global Leaders from diverse fields, representing a powerful force for driving positive change and addressing the world’s most pressing challenges.

Established in 2004, the Forum of Young Global Leaders is a unique community of outstanding young leaders from around the world, recognised for their innovative, enterprising, and socially minded contributions. The Aliko Dangote Foundation, established by Aliko Dangote, is committed to improving the quality of life for people across Africa through initiatives in health and nutrition, education, and economic empowerment.

The World Economic Forum, the International Organisation for Public-Private Cooperation, engages leaders from various sectors to shape global, regional, and industry agendas.

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor is a seasoned journalist and the CEO/Founder Belch Digital Communications, publishers of Hybrid News Nigeria.

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